April 11, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Public’s vote could earn big bucks for local food bank

The public’s “vote” is needed to help the Harry Chapin Food Bank click its way to a grant from Walmart by voting for the food bank in the “Fighting Hunger Together” initiative. More...

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Business News

Work springs from Hope

Nonprofit group trains mentally ill for mainstream jobs

AT THE CORE OF EVERYTHING AT HOPE Clubhouse of Southwest Florida is work. Learning to work. Building a strong work ethic, finding employment and members making themselves valued employees. More...

MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

Local Curves remembers tragedy with ‘26 random acts of kindness’

For the first time, this column is not going to be about business, per se. It’s going to be about how a business can help its community when it unselfishly pools its resources.  More...

MONEY & INVESTING

High frequency trading: The biggest gorillas in the investment jungle

High frequency trading, or HFT, is often described as computers taking advantage of equity investors, especially the “little guy.” It has been blamed for May 6, 2010’s equity crash that took prices down about 9 percent within an aft More...

Charlotte Community Foundation builds its permanent home

A little more than a year ago, a headline in the Chronicle of Philanthropy read: “Community Foundations Seek Winning Ideas That Are Fresh and Bold.” More...

Bottles that once contained booze and ink now hold collectors’ attentions

KOVEL: ANTIQUES

A window shelf that holds a collection of cobalt-blue bottles attracts attention, so many new collectors buy their bottles by color. Most early bottles were made of pale-blue or aqua glass. More...

Balloons Over Paradise features fun on land or air

Seminole Casino Immokalee’s second annual “Balloons Over Paradise” festival will feature more than 50 custom hot air balloons and fun for the whole family including tethered balloon rides, live music by award-winning performers, foo More...

Real Estate News

What $750,000 will buy in SWFL

9510 MONTEVERDI WAY, FORT MYERS   This remodeled custom estate home is inside the gated Renaissance golf community. Overlooking the 17th green and fairways, the grand residence has 3,909 square feet of living space. More...

Suncoast One and Integrity title companies merge

Suncoast One Title and Integrity Title Agency have merged. The new company will operate as Suncoast One Title under the direction of its president, Kevin Graham, and vice president of marketing, Sandy O’Grady. More...

So exactly who can buy a home?

Do I qualify for a mortgage? This is a very common question in today’s market. The first step to knowing if you can get a mortgage is to understand how your credit report works.  More...

Arts & Entertainment News

FORT ROCK

BOYS SEX HAD THE PISTOLS AND THE BEACH musical offspring, they might sound a lot like … well, The Offspring. More...

Clyde Butcher exhibit graces Visual Arts Center

The photographic artwork of iconic Florida photographer Clyde Butcher is on display at the Visual Arts Center’s Goff Gallery through May 30.  More...

Fort Rock comes to Fort Myers

Like Clark Kent transforming into Superman, sleepy, mild-mannered Fort Myers will turn into Fort Rock on Sunday, April 14. More...